Thursday, November 23, 2006


A Day to Remember and Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a moment to remember
How little we can do to move the stars.
All we are and have we must surrender,
Nor is Earth less inscrutable than Mars.
Knowing this, we know the need for friends
Sharing both our pleasures and our pain,
Giving, though it may not serve their ends,
In joy the love that will our love sustain.
Very much like water in a lake,
In sum we serve as mirrors to the sky.
No one alone can heaven's picture take.
Given friends, we know the reason why.
--By Nicholas Gordon

May you enjoy a blessed and restful holiday weekend, gentle reader. And thanks for all your interest, ideas, encouragement and input throughout the year. They've sustained me in more ways than you can know. God bless you all on this Thanksgiving day.

2 Comments:

At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Marie said...

John,
What a beautiful quotation by Nicholas Gordon, focusing on the meaning of Thanksgiving. How fragile and fleeting is life --a thought that beats stronger with each year that passes. The season of thankfulness seems to kick into high gear now, until we're swept into the New Year.

Hope it's the start of a peaceful season for you.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Thanks, Marie. I appreciate you visiting and commenting.

 

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